What Gilmore Girls Taught Me About Being A Lady
If you ask anyone close to me what my favorite TV show is, they will tell you Gilmore Girls without skipping a beat. I can't help it! I'm obsessed. I've been swooning over the dreamy life in Stars Hollow since I was 9 years old and circled around the TV every Tuesday with my sisters and mom. In college, I would always make sure I was home at noon to catch the episode of the day on ABC Family. When I moved to Chicago, my boyfriend would often grumble at our DVR filling up with reruns. Over the course of a few years, I would occasionally tweet Netflix begging for them to release the series to stream. I remember when it finally did: October 1st, 2014 was such an exciting day in my house. I can honestly say I've not watched an episode maybe five days since it premiered, and I binge-listen to the Gilmore Guys podcast regularly. It's a sickness, really.
So when the 15 year reunion happened back in June at the ATX festival in Austin, Texas, my sisters and I held our breath in hopes of a reboot announcement. When Amy Sherman-Palladino said those fateful words, "There's nothing in the works," we thought all was lost.
Fast forward four months, and here we are with the news of a revival happening on Netflix. Soon, we'll all be whisked away to Luke's Diner, happily sipping coffee and reading a novel once again. Until then, I wanted to share what my favorite show taught me about being a lady.
1) Bring a book everywhere.
As an avid reader, Rory's confession has always stuck out to me. I used to practice this religiously (it was easier in the early 2000s when satchel purses were in style). I kept multiple books in my car at all times as well. Now that we're in the days of E-Readers, I always bring my Kindle with me nearly everywhere I go. I'd rather be reading a book than taking a pointless quiz about which season I am (Rory's Birthday Party episode, anyone?). Don't get me wrong, sometimes they're trashy, non-Rory Gilmore-approved novels, but adventures nonetheless.
2) It's okay to embrace your pain.
Sometimes, welcoming your emotions with open arms instead of turning your back on them can be therapeutic. It's okay to be sad. It's okay to hurt. It's okay to wallow. As Lorelai taught us, we all need a little pizza to get over a heartbreak. On the other hand, she knows how to embrace happiness too. It's a balancing act.
3) Never stop adventuring.
Immediately after ending an engagement, Lorelai took to the rode to seek adventure. Some may call this cowardly, but given the situation, I know I would do the same. She was looking for a distraction, and found it in the unknown journey ahead of her.
4) Sometimes your hustle has to come before everything else.
Fight for what you believe in. Study hard. Go with your gut. Let everything else wash away.
5) Never forget where you came from.
6) We all deserve a little chivalry sometimes.
Keep an eye out for updates as we receive more information regarding the reboot! Maybe we'll even host a viewing party or two!